Giving Tuesday: Exploring race and equity in philanthropy – KXTV – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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“Funding has slowed up over the last year and a half,” said Joycelyn Ward-Richardson, Sacramento Chapter President of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

SACRAMENTO, Calif — Nov. 30 marks the 10th annual Giving Tuesday campaign. People around the world are showing generosity by giving their time, money, goods and advocacy to support communities and causes they care about. 

Anyone can participate in Giving Tuesday, no matter who or where they are. The campaign was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. 

But, when it comes to philanthropy, race remains a defining factor in who gets supports and funding and how much they receive. That’s according to a 2020 report by the Echoing Green and Bridgespan Group, two leading philanthropic organizations, titled “Racial Equity and Philanthropy: Disparities in Funding for Leaders of Color Leave Impact on the Table.”

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